Indianapolis • A lesbian couple seeking to have Indiana recognize their out-of-state marriage on the terminally ill partner's death certificate has more time to fight their case after a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction requiring the state to do so.
U.S. District Judge Richard Young's injunction Thursday extends an April 10 temporary restraining order requiring the state to list Amy Sandler as the spouse of Niki Quasney after Quasney dies of cancer. It applies only to them, not to other gay couples who were legally wed elsewhere and are also seeking to have Indiana recognize their marriages.
Quasney and Sandler have been together 13 years and were married last year in Massachusetts, one of 17 states where gay marriage is legal. Indiana doesn't allow gay marriage or recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere.